GRODNO, 17 December (BelTA) – Many refugees simply have nowhere to return to as their homes were destroyed by the war, a refugee from the shelter near Grodno told BelTA.
Refugees have been stranded at the Belarusian-Polish border for 40 days already. They are living in the temporary accommodation facility set up at the Bruzgi logistics hub near the border. At present, there are about 700 people there; them are many women and children among them.
“My life here is similar to what I had in my homeland. I had no roof over my head there as my city, my home had been destroyed by the war,” said the young man. He showed photos depicting satellite images of the village where virtually all buildings were damaged.
“It is clear that there is no work there. There is no hospital, no schools, how can people live?” he asked. The refugee still hopes to get to Germany. He has relatives there. “I will finish my studies, get a profession, work and be useful,” said the man.